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May 14, 2020

Las Vegas City Council will meet on Wednesday, May 20, at 9 a.m. Below are some agenda items that may be of interest. Get the agenda.

At any time after 10 a.m., the mayor will call a special joint City Council and Redevelopment Agency meeting to discuss the budget for the 2021 fiscal year. Get the agenda.

Watch both live at kclv.tv/live. 

Agenda Item 17 – One-Day Opening at the Moulin Rouge: City Council will vote on an One-Day Opening on May 26, 2020 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Moulin Rouge to retain Non-Conforming Land Use Rights.

Agenda Item 19 – Mansion 54: City Council will vote on a temporary banquet or event establishment license with the authority of the Director or designee to issue a permanent license upon receipt of a favorable investigative report, subject to conditions for Mansion 54, 1044 S. 6thStreet.

Agenda Item 25 – AmeriCorps Vista: The city received a grant from AmeriCorps VISTA in the amount of $74,940 for 7 VISTA members that will support Workforce Development, Chronic Absenteeism, Veteran and Service Member Suicide Prevention/ Mental Health, Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper Alliance and Neighborhood Revitalization. If approved, the AmeriCorps VISTA grant investment of $74,940 will be matched with city funding in the amount of $12,490. The project and budget period are for a one-year cycle based on AmeriCorps VISTA Grant Award from the Corporation of National and Community Service.

Agenda Item 26 – CARES Act Funding: The supplemental grant funds are referred to as CV funds and the received the following program allocations: CDBG-CV $3,082,302; ESG-CV $1,537,579; and HOPWACV $280,792. In order to accept the CARES Act supplemental federal funds to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19, the city must submit an Amended FY2019-2020 Action Plan to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). City Council will review and vote on submittal for the Draft Amended FY2019-2020 Action Plan which outlines activities that may be undertaken by the city to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19 until the funds expire on September 30, 2021.

Agenda Item 27 – National Atomic Testing Museum: City Council will discuss an Exclusive Negotiation agreement with the Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation for property located in Symphony Park. If approved, the ENA will allow the developer to conduct a feasibility analysis of the site to develop overall programing, site plans and elevations and fundraising timelines.

Agenda Item 29 – Accommodations for Residents and Businesses: If approved, this Resolution will ratify actions authorized by the City Manager regarding business license fees, business license status, land use status, sewer fees, special improvement district liens and Economic and Urban Development agreements for commercial business tenants. The actions are intended to give relief to businesses and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 virus, particularly in the form of fee deferrals, waiver of penalties, preservation of rights, etc. Some of these actions have been authorized by the City Manager already and others will be implemented following approval of this Resolution.

Agenda Item 30 – CARES Act Special Revenue Fund: On March 27, 2020, Congress passed a critical stimulus bill to help fight the impacts of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. With that legislation, cities with populations of 500,000 or more qualify for stimulus funds of which the city received $118,944,279.90. City Council will discuss the  proposed uses of the funds provided as direct payment under Section 601(b) of the Social Security Act to cover those costs that are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19.. This fund may also be used for supplemental revenues that may be legislatively approved.

Agenda Item 63 – Passed and Pending Legislation Related to COVID-19: On March 13, 2020 Governor Sisolak declared an emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic situation. On March 15, 2020, the city followed suit with a similar emergency declaration. Congress took immediate action to pass a number of bills to assist in responding to this immense public health emergency. Staff will provide an overview of the current federal legislation passed and pending related to the COVID-19 pandemic and potential city opportunities for its use.